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What does Jessup mean?

Jessup Pronunciation of Jessup [jes-sup] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Jessup means "Jehovah increases". Jessup is a variant form of Joseph (Hebrew). Biblical: the son of Jacob who.


Jessup has 3 variants: Jessop, Josep and Josip.

4 more different relations via Joseph: Joss, Josue, Yussuf and Yusup.

Creative forms:
(male) Jersup, Jusup, ..


Middle name pairings:
Jessup Ellison (J.E.), ..

How popular is Jessup?

Jessup is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4615 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Joseph (#21 the previous year) and Josue (#271) are the popular variation forms of Jessup (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Jessup was at its peak 105 years ago (usage of 2.69%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.67%, 75%), with the version Joseph becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joseph, Josue in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joseph outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Jasun, Jehu, Jens, Jensen, Jenson, Jensson, Jesiah, Jesous, Jesper, Jess, Jesse, Jessey, Jessie, Jesstin, Jessy, Jestin, Jeston, Jesus, Joshua, Josua and Justus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jessup.

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